The Making of a Polity: The Struggle Over European Integration

  title={The Making of a Polity: The Struggle Over European Integration},
  author={Liesbet. Hooghe and Gary Marks},
The reorganization of European political economy since the mid 1980s has had to come to terms with two of the most fundamental issues of political life: the structuration of political authority and participation, and the scope of authoritative decision making in the economy. The European Union continues to serve as a means for achieving narrow collective goods, but these larger questions are never far from view. This paper argues that European political economy is being shaped by an intense… Expand

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